Not sure who created this statue, but I am also intrigued by it every time I walk past. The entrance to the Botanic Garden is just 20 metres away. See my other series of 20+ panoramas within the park.
"the McClay library was designed by Boston-based architects Sheply, Bulfinch, Richardson & Abbott, working in association with Belfast architects, Robinson Patterson Partnership, the library opened in July 2009. The building has been named in honour of Sir Allen McClay, a major benefactor of Queen's University and of the Library"